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FOX Business
Nov 17, 2013 1:00am EST
out like medicare is for a single payer system. i find the whole idea laughable especially after we've been through the past few months with just a single obama care, the federal website, totally inept. the president himself said in the press conference thursday, geez, this health insurance thing is complicated. i mean, could you imagine going to a startup called amazon and sent out a note, sorry for the problems. retail is complicated. the idea of government controlling health insurance, it would surely send us back into the depression. >> jim, you don't necessarily agree, getting to single payer is not necessarily a bad thing according to you. >> no, brenda, it's not but as to the folks who are living or think they're living in an episode of "the x files" that was not the plan all along. i mean, there couldn't be more space in between obama care and the single payer health care system. look, we have single payer health care already in this country, it's called medicare. and guess what? medicare has a higher approval rating than all private health insurance. >> well tracy, what abo
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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FOX Business
Nov 12, 2013 10:00pm EST
website was not ready. this happened once before, when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors which was not as complicated but adds that this same problem with the rollout. disaster. lou: president obama does not need any more problems, and there is an old saying, when you find yourself in a whole, as the president certainly has, it is time to quit digging. here he is taking away. it is, by the way, for years, nine months, and 23 days since george w. bush was in the oval office. how long do you have to be in office to stand on our own as a man and as a president and quit blaming someone else? in this instance by your predecessor. let's take a look at the medicare part b expansions. it passed by a close margin back in 2003, but it also generate support from the other side of the aisle. eleven senate democrats and 16 democratic representatives and the house voted for the bill. how many republicans voted for obamacare? let's see. is a those of. zero. both programs suffer computer outages during the rollout, no question, but medicare part b ended unsuccessfully enrolli
FOX Business
Nov 17, 2013 2:30am EST
that about social security, medicare, the u.s. military. >> i think we have one guy that may say that. john, go ahead. >> government is force and that makes it wrong. obamacare is forced. that is wrong. same about the social security and medicare and medicaid as well. forced against the doctors and the patients. forced against every american. that is why it's up raveling before our eyes. >> is it forced when they control the airplanes and they don't crash? forced if they tell you to use a seat belt and have a windshield force or common sense? >> that is forced. a long stretch between mandating the control on the road -- >> getting off topic. >> with are getting off topic. >> the budget is getting higher and higher. pull the poll up, do you trust him. do you trust him? here this is. look at it. 44%. sense october 1, he lost 10% of the american people thinking they can trust him. his approval rating. his approval rating from 2009, was 65%. now 40%. some have him breaking that level. is this working? is big government liberal. i working? >> no. >> we have 69 million americans dependent on the
FOX Business
Nov 18, 2013 9:20am EST
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FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
money needs an ally. lou: a new government watchdog report shows the centers for medicare and medicaid services wrongly paid out $20 million to health care organizations on behalf of dead people. they are the agency in charge of implementing obamacare. the government waste and abuse does not end there. a separate report finds employees at the department of homeland security that have used overtime pay policies that have cost taxpayers $8.7 million per year in the dh budget this year is $60.8 billion. the reports show college students nationwide are experiencing obamacare sticker shock. community colleges in new jersey, once among the hundreds of educational institutions nationwide offered cheap health insurance to their students would have had to drop the practice because obamacare prohibits the sale of those insurance policies now. more evidence of the health care law is potentially going to disrupt the budget and medicaid itself and an overwhelming majority of people applying for an expansion of medicaid as opposed to applying in the mber of states. looking at the startling numbers,
FOX Business
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am EST
included. why are health care companies doing this? >> i think it is all centered around the medicare advantage program which has been very popular with medicare patients but has been very expensive from the government standpoint. i believe what is happening with the cutbacks in the advantage program, through the affordable care act cutbacks many companies take opportunity high utilizing doctors from their plan. melissa: let me stop you there because i want to know what that means. what is a high utilizing doctor? isn't everybody paid the same no matter if you're getting reimbursements on medicare advantage? >> on a medicare advantage the reward is fixed payment system to the insurance companies. and so what they have a doctor that utilizes more services, recommends for x-rays, more lab tests, more hospitalization, than another doctor for same given disease, that represents a loss to the insurance company. so i think what is happening is, they're looking at the utilization of their doctors and how they prescribe and how they order and they're eliminating those doctors which appear to
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2013 12:00am EST
exchanges, docrs will take home significantly less in reimbursements than private companies or even medicare. at 40 buck as visit, clearly this could have a impact on quality of your health care. joining us cato institute health care expert mike cannon. we have economist peter morici. mike, do these numbers surprise you? i mean i think that there was anticipation of a cut in costs but for typical office visit, private insurance would pay $60. if you'rehe obama exchange, those doctors could get 40. what is the impact of that? >> i don't know what the prices to be charged for any of these services and neither does anyone else but you'veeard about rate ock. this is where everyone sees, well, a lot of people see their premiums going up und obamacare. there will be this wave of trage over quality shocks. one of those is doc shock. the way they're trying to keep premiums from even higher is by squeezing payments to doctors and other providers, in these health plans, which is fine. i want health care prices to fall. that should be, as a result of consumers putting downward pressure on prices and, f
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2013 8:00pm EST
're struggling with that in georgia as well. you had signups for medicare even though the state of georgia didn't go ahead and create its own exchange. you didn't expand medicare in your state. what would be the budgetary impact in the state of georgia? >> well, i think, i have heard that other states across the board, that the people, where theyave increased their medicare roles to 136% of the federal poverty level, people who go into the exchange are shuttled off into medicaid, now, we did not increase our medicaid rolls to the federal poverty level, yet we expect to see more and more people be told they're eligible for medicaid and in georgia we have to pay 43% of that, the government pays 56.4%. of all of those new medic aid enrollees. >> ralph hudgens, georgia state insurance commissioner, thank you for being us with us. >> thank you. >>> up next the presidens favorite answer in the face of scandal remains "i did not." roi ludwig will join me to tell us how this man can mislead and deceive the american people in an ongoing manner, what is he we went out and asked people a simple question:
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
journal editorial board and dr. scott gottlieb's, former policy for centers for medicare and medicaid services. welcome to you both. i will start with you. let me read you what the obamacare administration is sayingbout what is essentially a 30 day delay. they say it is to give insurers the benefit of more time to evaluate there experiences during the 2014 plan year and allow them to take into account those who may enroll late including youngdults before setting 2015 rates. >> that is probably right because the insurers are going to have a hard time submitting bi. >> there were not going to have a lot to go on. e administration is worried. this hurts consumers. there will have wait. gerri: calling me skeptical. this is a bold political bid not to get in trouble at the election polls. what do you say? >> it think? getting that is absolutely right. when i talked to democrats on capitol, what they're telling me is that love to put this off after the 2014 election. i think that the entire law may actually be delayed. gerri: really? the government is saying there is no way we will do that
FOX Business
Nov 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
for a solution because i hear from people from medicare to say i am really worried will lose my doctor over time that they will work with people who are really wealthy. i think these people should see what their plans are to major's. >> if they can get a doctor to enter the phone. middle-class it is hard to do. just as an example 82% a and kentucky signed up for medicaid there might not be enough doctors. gerri: what can we do about that problem of? >> if you have private markets we offer by a having a higher wages and attracting people died here is the low reimbursement rates to medicaid to save with the obamacare exchange. they are the medicaid of the future that is not a solution. gerri: out it is on view. have to get your own coverage, find a doctor with the hospital they allow you to use, people say how can i look out for myself? i have spent jockeyed of what still some weeks that does dna testing to look to see what should i be werke to protect myself? >> we will see more personalized madison because of the harnessing of the human genome to be tailored you see that with the problem is obam
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
services secretary, medicare admistrator, and white house chief technology officer were some of the senior administration officials briefed on the consulting firm red flags >> two weeks before testifying before this committee secretary sibelius was president -- present at an april 14th meeting were experts identified significant threats and risks watching this side on october october 1st. >> upton says sibelius' testimony to the committee on april 18th did not match what was happening bind-the-scenes. >> at this point our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running, and we're on track to land contracts have been led cmdr monitoring it every step of the way. >> in miami she says she got aboard. >> we are hopeful that the testing we did, and we did some end to end testing would be sufficient. it clearly was not. and on balance we made a decision to move ahead. if i had known then what i know now we approach it woull have made a different call. >> either way this report says the white house absolutely knew what was going on and did not tell the president the out to be firing
FOX Business
Oct 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, i was thinking about roughly 6 years ago, when we were rolling out medicare part d, that was the largest. largest. implementation of this sport that was done to that point, first 6 or 7 weeks, they were rocky, i think most important lesson we learned, we went to the american public, and said, we have problems, here is what they are. and we own them. we own them, we will find them, we will fix them, and we'll finish them. and here is the way in which we'll do it we do find the american people prepared to be patient, the key was, we actual dethat and by the time we were in to seventh week, the system began to improve, and to eighth week, people liked it and now you look back, it was a big -- a very successful implementation. but the key is we took responsibility and we delivered. neil: but not right away, you admitted it later on, your critics saying you do not account for the cost, that was then, this is now, but you rapidly acknowledged, we have problems. i think when you don't acknowledge the problems you will never, ever, ever, ever get them fixed. >> i agree, you
FOX Business
Oct 31, 2013 10:00pm EDT
% of the population. not the 80% who get insurance through employers, but medicare or medicaid or va . >> reporter: there are new questions about the voracity of that claim after a forbes.com report that in june 2010 official predicted that quote mid range estimate is 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grand father status by the end of 2013, meaning there could be disruption and cancel letters coming for millions of people in employer base coverage as well. >> it is what the government forces them to buy. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employers who are seeing the rate of health care cost increases come down. >> it is less than 1/3 of increase a decade ago. so problem salved? no problem improved, yes. >> reporter: national federation of independent business revealed a new survey of 921 small business owners who say opposite. 64% of those small businesses say, they areaying more for insurance premiums per employee than in 2012, the small be owner in sea
FOX Business
Nov 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
: actually, that's me. don't give money to beggars like me. governments must spend more. >> medicare, medicaid, social security. john: this government really helps the poor. >> everybody in cleveland. >> by any measurement this is not working. john: i am glad more people figure that out. >> commerce, entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty. john: even some in the mainstream media. >> if you're waiting for the government you're going to be in for an awful long way. john: if they get it may be seen more people will realize there are better ways to give. real charity. that is our show tonight. ♪ >> and now. ♪ john: what is real charity? people are in trouble after a disaster or simply when people are poor. americans instead is to think amount and government help. after all, who will help those people is not government? libertarians argue that private charity would step in. individuals really choosing to help. but with enough of us up? most people say no. that is why liberals like newsday columnist say when it comes to helping the need, that is mostly government's
FOX Business
Nov 2, 2013 1:00am EDT
out. >> you forgot the end of the story. over half of this law is paid for by cuts to medicare. hospitals are already laying off nurses. the care is being spread thinner. this plan, unfornately, lowers the standard of care. that is why it is not what is going in your shopping cart. it puts government in charge of your care. it takes away something as precious as life itself, your liberty. john: what we libertarians want is more individual decisions. that means people pay for more of their health care of themselves. people don't want to do that. >> by the way, people will be paying for a lot of their health care themselves. take a look at the deductibles. $5,000 deductible and a bronze plan, and a $3,000 deductible in this over plan, for an individual. as deductibles are so high that young people are never going to get in a callback. john: zero copay, free birth control. >> check the details. it is not a good deal. john: thank you, betsy mccoy. if you would like to keep this conversation going, you can use that has stag to let people know what you think. coming up, something i l
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 1:00am EDT
medicare and medicaid is paid for. isn't it fairer where at least half of the country might see higher premiums to pay for the other half? >> what's fair about that? everyone is priced out of them. they are only basically available to a handful of people. there's nothing fair about the way the cost structure is. not to -- and to add insult to injury, the care is not going to be there for you. >> and the fact is, we have been paying and subsidizing to pay for people who do not have health insurance for years. they go to emergency rooms, and we are stuck with a very high inefficient bill. it's time to level the playing field and reduce costs in that manner. >> but here's the problem. we'll wind up with more uninsured now as people get dumped from their plans. so we have not even solved the core problem that obama care was supposed to solve. >> that has to be the last word. all right. >>> sticker shock from obama care isn't just sticking it to folks shopping for health care. it could be the grinch that killed the entire holiday shopping season. neil's gang trying to rescue christmas at th
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 2:00am EST
blackburn from tennessee pressed on who was to blame and asked if it was any of the top medicare officials. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle. >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: more than four weeks after launch the website was taken offline again last night a remained out of commission all morning. >> the program has crashed and burned at least three times. and the user is still having problems. it's been down the whole time you've been testifying. the system is down at this moment. >> reporter: fixing it by the end of november is the administration's goal with some expressing the concern about the ultimate price tag on what's been an expensive launch so far. >> we have spent about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million has been expended on other i.t. to support the web. >> reporter: security is also an issue. this september 27th memo signed by medicare administrator marilyn tavenner says the security control assessment was not c
FOX Business
Nov 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
't play ball with obamacare insurance? lou: how many doctors are not accepting medicaid? or medicare? >> one third to one half do not accept new medicaid patients. the medicare payment advisory @%ard says that about 30% of patients? looking for a new primary care physician, they cannot find them, 7% increase over the past three years. lou: the two-tiered system, here is the reality. a program to bring affordable care to millions of americans. >> we are watching as many as 17 million people lose their insurance because of obamacare. >> there's two words i don't like. any other word is care. where are we heading? the idea of insurance. i told you before we came on that if you had a car that was broken, you would say that where are the local repair shops and he wouldn't say that i have conscience and about car insurance, but there's no repair shops to fix the car. on the repair shop. and if i'm not old and, you have a problem. lou: how far does this go until we have an acute shortage of doctors. 800,000 are expected to be the gap before the nurses in the country. how acute and how soon?
FOX Business
Nov 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
, a big supporter of all the big government opportunities to my tart, medicare part b, notes out behind which is not conservative the farm bills, the debt ceiling, this is what republicans are struggling, and it is up to less. neil: would it be preferable to the democrats? many argue command you heard this, you divide the republican votes and in waltz's a conservative. >> that is false. this district is going to win that race and this is where the grass roots work. we were in primaries. neil: what about you in your siness situation? you said that it is that the republican senate consistent mess. the chris christie and others, that is not your message. >> i do not pick chris christie against rand paul or against ted crews. as far as i am concerned there on the republicans. the deficit in a written party in the democratic party today is that everyone seems to be in lockstep with in the democratic party. here in nevada of the entire democratic machine is controlled by harry reid. the s orders from on high. the beauty of the republican party is that it is big enough to have a chris christie
FOX Business
Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
rose up and said no, we are not doing this. >> back in 1988, we had the medicare catastrophic coverage act and it was backed by president ronald reagan and it was extremely popular on the medicare program since 1965 they did not have any protection against the financial devastation of catastrophic illness then-president reagan proposed the and the congress, both republicans and democrats backed it and within one year, the law disappeared. >> it went down not because of the concept, everyone who was in favor of this the law was designed in the details were embedded in this law. there were several problems, but the big problem was coverage and a lot of senior citizens have coverage, but what the catastrophic build it was at a universal drug entitlement, a drug benefit, that was going to be paid for with a supplemental premium and this was a tax and people were paying a tax for this drug benefit. and the problem was is that many seniors had already had drug coverage through the place of work and so they were being forced to pay for a benefit they did not want and need. gerri: goodbye to t
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